UVA's John Paul Jones ArenaThe 16,000-seat John Paul Jones Arena is located on the historic grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The facility's Jeffersonian architecture, designed by VMDO Architects, mirrors many of the buildings on grounds, which were the creation of Thomas Jefferson.

After the first 10 months of operation the university decided it needed additional illumination beyond that provided by the existing overhead aisle lighting system.

John Paul Jones Arena is managed by SMG, a worldwide facilities management company based in Philadelphia. SMG previously installed Ecoglo in several other facilities it manages and suggested an Ecoglo solution to University of Virginia officials. "We did our homework, tested a sample and determined that Ecoglo is a superior product that would enhance the arena's lighting system," said Scott Cornwell, SMG's director of operations for the arena. Ecoglo was used for all stair nosings and handrails in John Paul Jones Arena. "We completed the Ecoglo installation last summer (2007), and the university has been very pleased with the performance and low maintenance," Cornwell said.

While Ecoglo products are most commonly associated with providing supplementary emergency lighting in stairwells and aisles in theatres, stadiums and other buildings, they are not just for emergency situations. The combination of photoluminescence and antislip mat creates a highly visible edge in all light conditions, preventing slips, trips and falls and allowing people to move about safely and efficiently 24 hours a day.